Speaking Engagements

Known for her tactical approach, emphasis on action and outcome, and straightforward demeanor, Lori Dernavich is a highly sought-after speaker on issues central to business today. Lori is frequently asked to be a panelist, give keynotes, seminars, and workshops, ranging from 30 minutes to a full day, including break-out sessions of varying sizes and formats.

ABCT and WCBA Corhorts 2024
Panel on Building Your Business and Recruiting in Biosciences

NYBio Annual Convention 2023
Panel on Finding and Retaining Great Talent

Busy Women Collective 2023
Panel on Navigating Through Conflict

Johnson & Johnson Innovation 2023
Panel on Creating Psychological Safety In the Workplace

WCBA Bioscience Accelerator 2022
Panel on Management and Hiring

Cure of Deerfield Webinar 2021
Crafting Meetings People Actually Look Forward to Attending

Cure of Deerfield Webinar 2021
Active Listening to Improve Conversations & Outcomes

Cure of Deerfield’s Webinar 2021
Radical Candor – How to Have Difficult Conversations

WCBA & ABCT Bioscience Accelerators 2021
Roundtable panel on Management and Staffing

Alexandria Real Estate Equities: Leadership Session 2020
Remote Working: Tips & Tricks to Do it Well

Endless Frontier Labs: Lifescience & Deep Tech Cohorts 2020
Remote Working: Tips & Tricks / What It Takes to Be a Leader in the Sciences

Alexandria LaunchLabs Webinar 2020
Remote Working: Tips & Tricks to Do it Well

ELabNYC & WCBA Roundtable Panelist 2020
Leadership Development for CEOs

Foundation Conference: Panel Moderator 2019
Lifescience Innovation

Alexandria LaunchLabs Workshop 2019
Leading in Lifescience

Foundation Conference: Panelist 2018
Issues Affecting Lifescience Startups

Accelerator of Biosciences CT (ABCT): Panelist 2018
Building Your Core Team

SUNY Downstate Biotech Incubator / BioBAT Workshop 2018
Getting Great People, Building Great Teams

Breakout Labs CEO Summit 2017
Leading Through Scale

ELabsNYC Bio & Health Tech NYC Speaker 2017
Characteristics of Successful Startup CEOs

ELabsNYC: Panelist 2017
Building a Startup Team

Canaan Partners Venture Capital
Executive Webinar: Getting Great People, Building Great Teams

General Atlantic Private Equity, CHRO Summit: Panelist
Employee Engagement Facts & Techniques

Insight Venture Partners, Chief Executive Webinar
Getting Great People, Building Great Teams



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